Illegal Logging Tag

[caption id="attachment_217" align="alignleft" width="200"] TTF Managing Director, David Hopkins[/caption] This feature by TTF Managing Director David Hopkins originally appeared on the ETTF Newsletter EU FLEGT licensing special edition "The announcement from the EU / Indonesian Joint Implementation Committee secretariat, giving a definitive date for the start of FLEGT licensing is...

Precedent set for nine further cases & the superyacht sector Swedish enforcement officials have successfully prosecuted a trader of Myanmar teak, Almtra Nordic, under the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) which bans placing illegal or high risk wood on the EU market. The case sets a clear legal precedent just weeks after...

Earthsight and Fern have launched Illegal Deforestation Monitor, a new website that will monitor news on illegal conversion of forests for agribusiness, as well as featuring in-depth analysis and commentary on the issue and the response to it from companies and governments. Analysis by Earthsight, published by Forest Trends, demonstrates that...

On 28 June 2016 the EU Council adopted conclusions on the evaluation of the FLEGT action plan (forest law enforcement, governance and trade) and of the EU timber regulation (EUTR). The conclusions highlight the positive contribution that these instruments have made in reducing EU imports of illegal timber and increasing the awareness of the general public and market...

The European Union (EU) and FAO have agreed to step up joint efforts to support tropical timber producing countries in curbing illegal logging, improving forest governance and promoting the trade of legally sourced timber. Doing so is expected to not only reduce the environmental impacts...

Yesterday the European Commission released a report on the effectiveness of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) during its first two years of implementation. The report finds that the EU is on track to achieve its objectives to combat illegal logging and associated trade in illegal...